Chat n Craft Zoomed

We had our first Zoom meeting, last Friday, July 3, 2020. We had fun seeing each other for the first time in a few months and talked about future Zoom meetings and continuing the Zooming after we eventually will be able to have the inside the Library monthly meeting again.

We are leaning towards a monthly Zoom session around the middle of the month. Same time each month. Think about what time would be good for you. Then go to our blog and comment on the times that would be best. Afternoon or Evening? Weekday or a Saturday? I have not made a poll yet but am hoping to get several comments first.

Blog – https://chatncraft.wordpress.com/

 

Five Minutes of Fun: Preschool Edition!

Jay and Leslie’s Laughing Matters presents “Five Minutes of Fun: Preschool Edition” beginning Thursday, June 25th at 10am and repeating every Thursday through July 25th!
In each of these short videos for ages 3-6, Jay and Leslie start by demonstrating a piece of juggling equipment like bean bags, hats, or spinning plates. Next they invite kids to help solve a pattern mystery; we will explore shapes, colors, letters, and other elements each week.
Click here for a new video each week.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

CnC blog to comment on

The Library is open to the public but our meeting rooms are not open yet. I have had several CnC members ask when will be able to meet again. We are trying to figure out a way. I am wanting your ideas on what you would like. You are very creative, we can come up with something. I have put up the Blossom Stitch Washcloth we were going to do in April. Realized we need a place for you to comment with ideas without having to come into the library.

Remembering we used to use a blog that allowed commenting, I dusted it off and made a post you can comment on there.

Blog – https://chatncraft.wordpress.com/

Think about – Do you Zoom? Day/week/time you would be available? Post patterns and youtubes to learn a new stitch or ???

Let us know what you come up with. I will make a poll later from what you comment on and we can narrow it down. Look forward to seeing what you come up with. Go to the blog and post your comments.

 

Virtual Storytimes are here!

The Children’s Department staff is excited to announce virtual storytimes every Tuesday morning at 10AM. Join your children’s library staff as we read, sing, rhyme, and play our way through summer reading! Check our Youtube page every Tuesday for new videos!

See Miss Allie’s Pet-themed storytime here!

 

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Reading for Change: Books by Black Authors

All of these titles can be found via the JPL catalog

Picture Books

M is for Melanin

Concepts ABC Rose

That is my dream! : A picture book of Langston Hughes’s “Dream variation”

People Diversity Hughes

What’s the Difference?: Being Different is Amazing

    People Diversity Richards

Saturday

    People Mom Mora

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

    Self Self Esteem Barnes

Just Like Me

Self Self Esteem Brantley-Newton

Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration

    Self Self Esteem Doyon

I am Enough

Self Self Esteem Byers

Sulwe

    Self Self Esteem Nyong’o

Hey Black Child

    Self Self Esteem Perkins

You Matter

    Self Self Esteem Robinson

Freedom Soup

    Stories Food Charles

The Undefeated

Stories History Alexander

Let the Children March

    Stories History Clark-Robinson

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

    Stories History Hubbard

Before She Was Harriet

Stories History Ransome

Easy Fiction and Easy Nonfiction

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

    Easy Fic Grimes Nikki

Jada Jones series

    Easy Fic Lyons Kelly Starling

The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane

    Easy Fic Smith Nikki Shannon

Let’s Talk About Race

    Easy Nonfic 305.8 L56L c. 1

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

    Easy Nonfic 323.11 Sh4c

Trombone Shorty

    Easy Nonfic 788.9 An2t

The Stone Thrower

    Easy Nonfic 796.332 Ea5r

Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile Nonfiction

The Crossover

    J Fiction Alexander Kwame

Blended

    J Fiction Draper Sharon

The Parker Inheritance

    J Fiction Johnson Varian

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

    J Fiction Mbalia Kwame

Ghost Boys

    J Fiction Rhodes Jewell Parker

Betty Before X

    J Fiction Shabazz Ilyasah

Piecing Me Together & Ways to Make Sunshine

    J Fiction Watson Renee

Genesis Begins Again

    J Fiction Williams Alicia

Brown Girl Dreaming

    J Fiction Woodson Jacqueline

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

    J Fiction Zoboi Ibi

New Kid

    J Nonfic 741.5 C84n

We are the Ship: the story of Negro League Baseball

    J Nonfic 796.357 N33w

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

    J Nonfic 808.1 AL2o

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

    J Nonfic 817 H11w

The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives

    J Nonfic 973.0496 G82w

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History & Little Dreamers: Bold Women in Black History

    J Nonfic 973.0496 H24L

Teen Fiction

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

     Teen Coles Jay

Let Me Hear A Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

     Teen Jackson Tiffany

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

     Teen Magoon Kekla

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

     Teen Reynolds Jason

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

     Teen Stone Nic

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

     Teen Thomas Angie

If You Come Softly and Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson

     Teen Woodson Jacqueline

Teen Non-Fiction

Teen Graphic Novels

March, Books 1-3 by John Lewis

      Teengn Lewis John March

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina

      Teengn Medina Tony I Am

Fiction

The Vanishing Half

    Fiction Bennett Brit

The Water Dancer

    Fiction Coates Ta-Nehisi

Homegoing

    Fiction Yaa Gyasi

The Broken Earth series

Fiction Jemisin N.K.

Such a Fun Age

    Fiction Reid Kiley

Real Life

    Fiction Taylor Brandon

Sing, Unburied, Sing

    Fiction Ward Jesmyn

The Nickel Boys

Fiction Whitehead Colin

Red at the Bone

    Fiction Woodson Jacqueline

Non-Fiction

Bad Feminist

    305.42 G25 2014

How to be an Antiracist

    305.8 K34h 2019

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

305.8 K34s 2016

Heavy: An American Memoir

    305.896 L45h 2018

How We Fight For Our Lives

    811 J71h 2019

The Yellow House

    921 B79y 2019

Chat n Craft – Crochet Blossom Stitch Washcloth

This was a class we were going to have before we had to close the library. I am working on a way we can have some virtual meetings and classes. We would love to see Show n Tell items you have been working on during this time.

Blossom Stitch Washcloths Blossom Stitch Washcloths

Rich Textures Crochet – 8:57 minutes YouTube   https://youtu.be/ZmVU_c3MFzI Teaches you how to do the stitch in a small swatch

A free crochet pattern from 5 Little Monsters –

https://www.5littlemonsters.com/2015/05/blossom-stitch-crochet-washcloths.html

She made these washcloths for a Mother’s Day gift. They are a little bit lacier and more open than she normally uses for dishcloths or washcloths but it is solid enough to still work well and she wanted to use a pretty feminine stitch. The stitch she used is called the blossom stitch and it is made using a combination of single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches.

She always uses 100% cotton yarn any time she is making washcloths or dishcloths. For this particular project she used Peaches and Cream yarn but any worsted weight cotton yarn will work just fine. The colors she used were Aquamarine, Ocean Coral, Fresh Lilac, and Mint. I used about half of a 2.5 oz ball for each washcloth so you can probably get 2 out of each ball if you make them the same size she did.

These washcloths are quick to make and paired with some pretty smelling soap or lotion make a nice gift. Crocheted washcloths are nice to have on hand when you need a quick little gift for someone. Maybe a mom, grandma, sister or friend.

Close up view of the Blossom Stitch

Finished size approximately 8 1/2 inches square

Supplies:

Instructions:

Begin by ch 30 (if you want to make your washcloth bigger or smaller add or subtract a multiple of 4)

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, (skip 1, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next stitch, skip 1, sc in next stitch) repeat to the end of the row, turn

Row 2: ch 4, skip dc, sc in first ch space, ch 1, skip dc, dc in next sc, (ch 1, sc in next ch space, ch 1, dc in next sc) repeat to the end of the row ending with a dc in the first sc of previous row, turn

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first dc, ([dc, ch 1, dc] in next sc, sc in next dc) repeat to the end of the row ending with a sc in the 3rd chain of the starting ch 4 of the previous row, turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length ending with row 2. I repeated both rows 7 more times and then row 2 one more time.

To finish sc evenly all around the outside edge working 3 sc in each corner, finish off and weave in ends.

Library Reopening Plan

Joplin Public Library reopened its physical location on Monday, June 8, 2020. The Library staff and Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the situation and adjust dates as needed moving forward.  Stay up-to-date by following the Library’s Facebook page and visiting the website.

Our current operating plan is as follows:

  • The Library building reopened to the public on Monday, June 8, 2020.
  • Hours of operation will be:
    • 10am-3pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
    • 10am-6pm Tuesday and Friday
    • Closed Sunday
  • Services are limited. Patrons are encouraged to continue social distancing, only send in one family member per visit, wear a mask and not come into the Library if unwell. Phone reference is available.
  • City of Joplin occupancy limits will be enforced.
  • The public computer lab will be open with reduced time limits. Some computers have been closed to ensure social distancing between patrons.
  • Curbside pickup will continue.
  • Chairs, tables, and children’s toys and games have been removed.
  • Study, Conference and Meeting Rooms remain closed until further notice.
  • The Makerspace remains closed until further notice.
  • No in-person library programming is scheduled at this time. Virtual programming will continue through the end of July. Programming options can be found on our Calendar or on our Facebook
  • JPL has a large digital collection that includes:

Library staff cannot sanitize every item that is checked out, but will quarantine returned items for a minimum of 72 hours before checking in and reshelving.  It is recommended that Library users wash their hands after handling library materials and avoid touching their face.

Since 1902, JPL has been fulfilling the information needs of citizens of Joplin and the surrounding community. JPL offers content to meet the informational, recreational, cultural enhancement and continuing educational needs of the general public.

 

Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Program runs from May 26th to July 25th. Our reading programs are through Beanstack – where babies, kids, teens, and adults can all participate to win prizes by completing reading requirements for their category. It also includes book and activity logging, badges and registration for all members of the family under one account. Simply register one time to participate in library sponsored reading programs and activities all year round!

You can also print our gameboards, or you can come into the library to register and pick up a gameboard on or after May 26th. If you need to register for a library card you can do it here to save time when you come in.

Hoopla adds Bonus Borrows

Bonus Borrows: Thanks to hoopla!
Hoopla features thousands of digital audiobooks, e-books, digital comic books, movies, TV shows, and music titles that can be accessed through a web browser or the hoopla app on your tablet or smartphone. With hoopla there are no waits for anything in the collection. Every item is available immediately whether it’s being used by one person or 50.
Library cardholders are typically allowed four loans per month; however, we are excited to announce that hoopla has generously introduced a special collection for access to additional downloads. Hoopla has created a Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles! Through April 30, items in that collection do not count against your monthly borrowing limit. Simple search “Bonus Borrows” to find this extra collection.
Click on the Hoopla icon on our Welcome home page

Additional e-Resources

We have a bunch of online resources available for you when you go to “What We Offer” on our menu, on the left side you will see Reference.  One is by Category and one is listed alphabetically of All Databases we have available. We also have some on our kids e-content webpage.

We have been able to add some new ones because they were offered to us for you to use for a few months because of COVID-19.

Here are a few of them –

Tumblebooks Audio Books Cloud <- Audio Book Cloud    Tumblebooks Romance eBooks Clous <- Romance Books Club https://www.ebsco.com/sites/g/files/nabnos191/files/acquiadam-assets/hobbies-crafts-reference-center-button-140.pngHobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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